National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)

Did you know the US has a national network of lightning detectors?

National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)
red triangles are impact sites
blue circles are Time-of-Arrival (TOA) sites.

The US has a network of over 100 sensors combining lightning detection, direction finding, and time of arrival techniques into an integrated system.  This network is called the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) and it is capable of detecting cloud-to-ground lightning flashes at distances up to 400 km across the contiguous United States and extending hundreds of miles into both oceans and beyond the borders of Canada and Mexico.

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